The Plan

The Plan

Haderech treats groups of recovering patients for periods up to nine   months. The patients develop sound living habits and participate in an intensive program of individual and group therapy which equips them to succeed upon reentry into their home community. They also receive excellent medical treatment (including a psychiatrist) There are also extramural activities which include sport, art, drama, yoga etc. We also use family intervention, seminars, workshops and lectures to empower the change.

At the end of the program, the patients will move to "protected residence" in the framework of health system (like a half-way house) outside of the therapeutic community.

The average day of the participant begins at 6:00 am and ends at 10:00 pm. 

The day combines work in the community and individual and group therapy sessions as well as 12 step theory and practice.


The Program

  • Physical withdrawal (if need be).

  • Awareness of the addiction disease and syndrome.

  • Steps towards healing – according to the 12-step program.

  • Obtaining practical coping skills with the addiction illness, social skills and 

  • the development of healthy relationships.

  • Practical preparation for leading a structured normal life.

  • Integration in existing programs at the end of the treatment.

Unique Programs

  • Variety programs for women

  • Programs for eating disorders

  • 12 step program

  • Gambling treatment program

  • Rehabilitation and preparation for life

Women: There will be an effort to integrate the women residents into the regular treatment that demands personal and group responsibilities, changing patterns of behavior and thinking, and achieving control on life and drug use.   


At the same time we understand and are aware of the specific needs of this particular population. Therefore, professional care will be provide for the delicate balance between the specific needs and the regular program.

The center will give a suitable response to this population at the area of mental health and guidance for leading a "normal" daily life. And will treat the women as a part of the group and separated at the same time.


Stages of the Treatment       

  1. The first stage (acceptance) is for one month. This stage is meant for adjustment and acceptance; to help the new comer to get to know the rules of the "house" and to recognize the difficulties (emotional, mental, behavioral) and work on the First Step. The new resident will received a chaperone service: 'Big Brother' ( or Sister) (older resident) for 7- 10 days. He or she reports daily by writing about the condition and progress of the new comer. 

  2. Second stage for 2 months  - The main purpose at this stage is confrontation - dealing with emotional exposure at group treatment, interaction with others, accepting responsibilities and jobs at the house. Working at step 2 and 3 (at the 12-step-program).

  3. Third stage for one month – This stage dealing with plans for the future. Going out for visits with the family and starting to meeting and cope with reality. So, finding a framework for continuing treatment, Starting to separate from the community. 

The Staff

Our staff includes trained psychiatrist and other medical staff, social workers, educators, counselors and different therapists